Roller Coaster Race Heads West in December 2016

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Races and riding event hosted at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California, December 11

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Roller Coaster Race, which produces a series of popular 10K races and 5K run/walks around the country, heads west this December, hosting its first event in California. The race takes place at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo on Sunday, December 11.

The family-friendly 5K and 10K racing events will begin at 9:00 am, prior to park open. The race courses run through and around Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Highlights viewed on the course include the park’s unique roller coasters and exceptional exhibitions of exotic animals, as well as the seasonal Holiday in the Park decorations such as the larger-than-life collection of candy canes along “Candy Cane Lane,” and the park’s sweet-scented “Christmas Tree Forest.” Top finishers in the 10K will earn cash prizes.

As featured in Runner’s World magazine, the family-friendly event encourages fitness and entertainment for all skill levels and ages in conjunction with the original-concept roller coaster event, Roller Coaster Ride. With the Roller Coaster Ride, registered participants can earn a medal when they ride a cumulative “5K ride distance” along the tracks of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s eight thrilling coasters, including Medusa, V2: Vertical Velocity, and The Joker.

Participants can register for a run, the Roller Coaster Ride, or both. Every event registration includes free admission to the theme park, free parking, a commemorative shirt for each event, and a race or Ride finisher medal.

Roller Coaster Race supports the following charities: The National Roller Coaster Museum & Archives and SYTA Running for Youth.

Adam Slate, Roller Coaster Race director, said, “Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is a beautiful venue and an ideal setting for the Roller Coaster Race. We are thrilled to bring this unique event to California and host a race in the Bay Area.”

“We are very excited to host the Roller Coaster Race at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom for the very first time,” said Don McCoy, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom park president. “Combining fitness and fun gives our guests a unique opportunity to create all-new memories here in one amazing, adrenaline-charged experience.”

Online registration for the Roller Coaster Race at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is open now at

About Roller Coaster Race
Roller Coaster Race is a national running series that partners with theme and amusement parks across the country to create family destination events combining fitness and entertainment. Launched in 2014 and first of its kind, Roller Coaster Race’s reach is growing, with seven events in 2016. Roller Coaster Race’s parent company, WorldStrides, is the nation’s largest and most respected accredited travel organization. Over the course of fifty years and across ninety countries, WorldStrides has worked extensively with student groups, families, and teams attending sports tournaments, amusement parks, music and theater festivals, bowl games, and jamborees.
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About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.3 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 55 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit

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